Grace Nichols

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Grace Nichols is a Guyana-born England-based poet who has published numerous collections, including I Have Crossed an Ocean (2010), Picasso, I Want My Face Back (2009), Startling the Flying Fish (2006), The Fat Black Woman’s Poems (2006), Paint Me a Poem (2004), and I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1983). Over the years, Nichols has received several awards that include the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Art’s Council Writer’s Award, the Guyana Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award. 

More Resources:

Click here to purchase her books.

Read Leicester University’s interview.

Read Bloodaxe’s author reviews of I Have Crossed an Ocean.

Read The Guardian’s review of Picasso, I want My Face Back.

Read Melissa Johnson’s critique of The Fat Black Woman’s Poems.

Read Michigan State University’s critical assessment of The Fat Black Woman’s Poems.

View a reading of “Island Man”.